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High Intensity Workout Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for High Intensity Workout.

The Heart Smart Workout Plan

Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart! The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every...  Read more

No Pain = BIG Gain

We’ve all heard that a combination of diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term.    For some of us, common sense dictates that the more you work out—and the higher the int...  Read more

Nordic Walking for Fitness and Fun!

Eventually, most people who walk for fitness will reach the point when walking alone no longer challenges them or helps them see results. If that sounds like you, then Nordic walking may be just what you need. First used as a summer training method b...  Read more

8 Workouts You'll Love if You Hate to Sweat

There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko...  Read more

8 Ways to Speed Up Workout Recovery

When you're serious about your training and your fitness goals, you're no stranger to tough workouts. You know that you have to put in the hard work to get the results you want.  But whether you’re training for a specific even...  Read more

Purchased a pair of workout shoes
Updated 7/23/2014 7:49:13 PM

I was not asked what size I wanted. also did not receive confirmation of order. What did I do wrong?...  Read more

Pumping insulin and high impact exercise?
Updated 7/23/2014 9:03:19 AM

Does anyone have problems with very low blood sugars after an intense exercise workout (Insanity from beachbody.com) ? How did you prepare for these workouts: carbs eaten, when and if you detached you pump, reduced basal rates, and did you not bolus...  Read more

Game - workout song
Updated 7/23/2014 7:12:23 AM

Name one workout song per post. I like Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits....  Read more

Kettlebell workouts..awesome or not awesome?
Updated 7/23/2014 10:40:23 AM

Hi! I am thinking of trying kettlebells out..but they are EXPENSIVE! Before I shell out...is it worth it? Are they as good as everyone says?...  Read more

Is 10 minutes too short a workout?
Updated 7/24/2014 1:52:57 PM

I just did a 10 minute Tracey Mallet Barre workout on youtube. It was very short but it was challenging. I have a very busy day today so I could only spare 10 minutes. I went on youtube and searched for a short workout. this one was called...  Read more

Old School: Jumping Jacks!

Short bursts of exercise count! Start with 15, 30, or 1 min of jumping jacks 3-4 times a day. Once you can do one interval without dying, go to the next! Seems like child's play, but it's a great high intensity workout....  Read more

Try Plyometrics for Killer Cardio Workout

My gym offers a class based on just doing plyometrics; short/high intensity intervals of running, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, lounges...you name it. For 50 minutes our heart rate is HIGH. Though it is a TOUGH workout and sometimes hard to keep...  Read more

Dance Dance Revolution

For those of us that love the game and realize that it's a great workout as well =)...  Read more

Gear Up: SparkPeople's Cardio Blast Workout DVD

I believe that fitness should be fun, accessible and affordable. That's why I've created more than three dozen free online workout videos for SparkPeople. Lately, I've been branching out to create new workouts that you can buy on DVD at The SparkPeo...  Read more

Is Exercise a Metabolism Booster? Maybe Not.

Does regular exercise help you burn more fat, even hours after your workout is over? Although a metabolism boost is touted as one of the benefits of physical activity, a new report says that exercisers won't burn more fat after a workout compared to...  Read more